Meet the Team

Message from our Founder

Amy Porter, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of
          Directors
Amy Porter
FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Welcome to AffiniPay!

From day one our goal has been simple—to provide easy-to-use payment technology for professionals. As your payment partner, our team is dedicated to providing you with the highest levels of personal service and payment expertise.

For more than a decade we’ve built a trusted reputation as the preferred solution for more than 100,000 professionals. Combining an unsurpassed customer experience, our proprietary technology, and our commitment to innovation, we've become one of the fastest-growing financial technology companies in the country.

Thank you for trusting AffiniPay with your transactions.

-Amy Porter, Founder and Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors

The AffiniPay Leadership Team

We are committed to offering the highest level of service and support to our association partners and this mindset starts with our leadership team. Learn more about the individuals who are leading our team and helping establish creative solutions for improving payments.

Tom West, CEO
Tom is a career growth business leader, having led multiple businesses as CEO and President. As Chief Executive Officer at AffiniPay, he is responsible for guiding all channels and leading all strategic, operating, and organizational processes for the company.
Tom West
CEO
John Porter, President and COO
John is responsible for the company’s business development activities including integrated partnerships, corporate development, and other strategic initiatives. John also collaborates with the various AffiniPay departments to seamlessly and efficiently execute the company’s vision.
John Porter
PRESIDENT & COO
Teri Harwood, Vice President of Product
Teri leads the company's product and platform strategy, guiding a team that is dedicated to building and shipping the right products. Her team is also responsible for collecting and prioritizing customer feedback and delivering that to the technology team to ensure customers have a great experience with our product.
Teri Harwood
VP OF PRODUCT
Christian Fadel, Chief Financial Officer
Christian serves as the company's chief financial officer, overseeing all accounting and finance activities and team members. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the payments industry to the team.
Christian Fadel
CFO
Greg Haney, Vice President of Operations
Greg Haney is VP of Operations at AffiniPay and brings 24 years of experience in electronic payments and banking operations to the company. Greg is responsible for scaling and optimizing operational efficiencies to ensure clients are provided with the best product and experience possible.
Greg Haney
VP OF OPERATIONS
Greg Kattawar, Vice President of Engineering
Greg leads our talented in-house software development team. His team created our proprietary AffiniPay application, which provides a modern, simple, and user-friendly interface developed specifically for professional services industries.
Greg Kattawar
VP OF ENGINEERING
James Sparrow, Vice President of Technology
James is responsible for the architecture of AffiniPay's platform and applications. For the past 19 years, he has specialized in building large scale, mission critical software for the telecommunications and financial services spaces, where security and data privacy are of paramount importance.
James Sparrow
VP OF TECHNOLOGY
Erin Brooks, People Resources Director
Erin serves as AffiniPay's Director of People Resources (PR). In this role, she ensures the members of our team uphold the high quality and standard of service you have come to expect from AffiniPay.
Erin Brooks
PR DIRECTOR
Stephen Perez, Vice President of Custom Solutions
Stephen leads the solutions engineering team at AffiniPay. His team communicates directly with our users to discover their unique payment needs and build custom solutions that allow them to process payments in the applications and workflows they prefer.
Stephen Perez
VP OF CUSTOM SOLUTIONS
Tracey Gavin, Affinity Programs Director
Tracey leads our Affinity Programs team, creating and promoting AffiniPay member benefits programs to national, state, and local associations. Tracey’s team supports more than 180+ partnerships and endorsements, and works closely with our events team to coordinate more than 300+ events every year.
Tracey Gavin
AFFINITY PROGRAMS DIRECTOR
Janelle Benefield, Director of Association Payments
Janelle is tasked with maintaining our high quality customer service experience for new and existing clients. Her role is focused on customer communication strategies, ensuring that all client needs are met in a friendly, timely, and professional manner.
Janelle Benefield
DIRECTOR OF ASSOCIATION PAYMENTS
Mike Mitchell, Operations Director
Mike leads the support team to ensure your association has an exceptional AffiniPay experience. This group includes: New Client Services, Technical Support, and Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance. The support team is currently responsible for over 50,000 clients and growing every day.
Mike Mitchell
OPERATIONS DIRECTOR
Amber Bonander, Sales Director
Amber works hand in hand with all departments throughout the company to drive revenue and growth. In addition, she leads the AffiniPay account management team who consult and advise new clients on the AffiniPay Solution.
Amber Bonander
SALES DIRECTOR
Claude Ducloux, Education and Compliance
With 39 years of law practice and Board Certifications in Civil Trial and Civil Appellate Law, Claude serves as an industry liaison and our director of education. In addition, he is past Chair of the Texas Board of Legal Specialization as well as the Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism.
Claude Ducloux
EDUCATION & COMPLIANCE
Amanda Huyck, Partner Integrations Director
Amanda supports our partners to create additional value through AffiniPay's integrated solutions. Her efforts drive key strategic initiatives and ensure all partnerships are successful for both the organization and our mutual clients with regards to marketing, end user support, and technology.
Amanda Huyck
PARTNER INTEGRATIONS DIRECTOR
Lance Looper, Vice President of Creative Services
Lance leads the creative strategy for AffiniPay, working with a team of designers, writers, and marketing pros to create brand value for all stakeholders. He brings nearly 20 years of experience to this role, along with a track record for delivering results through integrated campaigns.
Lance Looper
VP OF CREATIVE SERVICES
Amy Funk, Talent Acquisition Manager
Amy is responsible for all aspects of talent acquisition, including the implementation and support of competitive compensation and benefits packages. She also oversees employee development, and handles all matters involving employee relations.
Amy Funk
TALENT ACQUISITION MANAGER
Alon Kindler, Controller
Alon serves as the company’s Controller and is responsible for settlement and all other accounting functions. He is a Certified Public Accountant, bringing more than 30 years of accounting and 15 years of payment card experience to the team. Prior to joining AffiniPay, Alon held various senior accounting and financial leadership positions with EVO Payments, Hallmark Entertainment and NY Mets.
Alon Kindler
CONTROLLER

Come Join Us!

If you're ready to join a growing, passionate team and help transform the way professionals get paid, check out the career options available at AffiniPay.